MPP Seminar | Infrastructure and Business Taxation by Tim Ruberg – School of Economics MPP Seminar | Infrastructure and Business Taxation by Tim Ruberg – School of Economics

MPP Seminar | Infrastructure and Business Taxation by Tim Ruberg

School of Economics

 

 Invites you to a

Microeconometrics & Public Policy seminar presented by

Tim Ruberg

(University of Hohenheim)

Infrastructure and Business Taxation

Friday 1 March 2024

12.00pm – 1.00pm

 Seminar Room 650
A02 Social Sciences Building

Camperdown Campus
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

This study examines the impact of the expansion of the high-speed railway (HSR) network in Germany on business tax, the largest source of municipal revenue. Access to the HSR network between 1999 and 2010 represents an exogenous shock to counties as they are located en route between two metropolitan areas. This gives remote firms and workers access to local labor markets to which they previously had no access. Using a staggered difference-in-differences approach, we find a sharp increase in business tax revenues following the opening of an HSR station. This effect is almost entirely due to firms becoming more profitable, while the number of firms remains unchanged. To examine potential causes for a firm’s increased profitability, we use administrative data on 50% of all German firms (i.e. the IAB Establishment Panel (BHP)) to analyze the impact of the HSR expansion on worker flows and earnings.

For further information contact: Microeconometrics & Public Policy Seminar Coordinator
Dr Gregor Pfeifer & Dr Rebecca McKibbin

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Date

Mar 01 2024
Expired!

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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